Watching a movie at home, like visiting the dentist, offers the chance to sit in a comfortable chair while feeling the urge to laugh, cry, or scream. Achieve emotional catharsis, family-style, with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one family movie DVD package with four family movies, a discussion guide, an activity, and a movie-inspired recipe from Family Values Cinema (a $26.80 value). Shipping and taxes are included in the price of this Groupon, and all materials are shipped in one mailing.
Endorsed by the Parents Television Council and featured on Lifetime Television, Family Values Cinema scours libraries and cutting rooms for family-friendly, G- and PG-rated movies and delivers them to busy parents. A discerning squad of moms prescreens each film, selecting only those with clean language, minimal violence, and a lack of scary clowns for the Family Values Cinema library. Kin clans then receive the moms' latest picks in the mail, such as Kayla, about a boy who discovers a sled dog in the wilderness, and The Last Brickmaker in America, in which a widower, played by Academy Award–winner Sidney Poitier, rekindles his spirit by mentoring a troubled teen. Groupon-holding families receive one Family Values Movie Night package (valued at $10.90) containing a total of four movies, plus a discussion guide and family activity that go with each film. Hungry critics-in-training can also enjoy movie-themed foods prepared from the enclosed recipe cards, while the package's trio of films about firefighters, police officers, and rescue workers (a $15.90 value) gets kids extinguishing fake fires, resuscitating cat-maimed Barbies, and chasing imaginary identity thieves.